October gives us seed-heads

September’s colourful borders give way to seed heads and dying foliage in silvery greys and browns often silhouetted in the misty late autumn light.

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows
are in the seeds of today”

~an Indian proverb

So what do you like best in October?

September flowers

Or do you have a different favourite in September?

Nalinki at Angles and Views has started #flowersoverflowers where we can share our favourite blossoms of the week. It seems like a good idea to spread some blooms across the Internet. I am more than happy to join in.

August flowers


Felbrigg Hall Walled Garden – Pond and Dovecote

After the blues, purples and paler colours that seem to dominate late spring and early summer, August is full of bolder colours. Reds, oranges, crimsons and deep purples now join in. Though blue still holds its own with hydrangeas, veronicas, agapanthus and fuchsias in full bloom this month.

Or do you have a different favourite in August?

July flowers

July is midsummer in the northern hemisphere and the time when gardeners can take a rest and sit back, relax and smell the roses (or even the sweet-peas)! Most of the spring flowers are over by now and it is the turn of the half-hardy perennials and the annuals to show off. So many flowers to choose from, so this is just a selection.

great dixter

Great Dixter in summer


Clockwise from top right: Martagon Lily; hardy geranium, white cosmos, sweet-peas, water-lily; agapanthus; lavender, white pelargonium, helichrysum, delphinium

What is your favourite flower of the month?

My top ten May flowers

May in Stockton Bury Garden, Herefordshire

  1. Tulip
  2. Peony
  3. Iris
  4. Lilac
  5. Wisteria
  6. Allium
  7. Clematis
  8. Hawthorn flowers
  9. Cherry Blossom
  10. Forget-me-not

Clockwise top right: Clematis, Tulip ‘Rococo’, Allium, Peony, Wisteria, Lilac, Iris, Hawthorn, Cherry blossom, Forget-me-not

What is your favourite flower of the month?